I just got to the hotel room after driving the majority of the day. The drive was mostly uneventful and I was enjoying my solitude.
This past week has been sheer joy for me, spending time with two of my favorite people, in a place that I truly love.
I had been having so much fun that I put the reality of my father-in-law's current health state in the back of my mind.
He is 94 and has some health issues relating to his age. He is frail and he is showing some sign of senile dementia. All "normal" things for a man of his age.
He had been complaining of not being able to swallow well and has not been eating properly. The doctors found a hernia in his esophagus and operated 3 weeks ago.
In my moment of fun I lost track of time and just got a full update on his condition. He is not doing well. He is not doing well at all. He is just not recovering.
Please keep my family in your prayers. I do not know what I want those prayers to be at this point, but Papa Charlie is very well loved. And I want him to feel the love of your prayers.
I guess the most powerful prayer I could ask you to offer is - Thy Will Be Done.